New logistics centre brings jobs to Western Sydney

13 December 2012

Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Stoner has welcomed the start of construction of a new multimillion dollar Synnex Australia logistics centre in Lidcombe.

"Synnex Australia's new fully automated logistics centre will create about 150 jobs during construction and 100 new jobs over three years from completion," Mr Stoner said today following a ground breaking ceremony at the site.

"Synnex is investing $45 million in the site, machinery, technology and construction. Such a large investment in infrastructure is a significant vote of confidence in the NSW economy and its potential for growth.

"The NSW Government, through NSW Trade & Investment, has provided ongoing advice and assistance to Synnex to help it advance this important project."

Synnex Australia, a global IT supply chain services company, is a division of a Taiwanese-headquartered company Synnex Technology International Corporation, the largest IT distribution company in the Asia Pacific and the third largest worldwide.

Synnex CEO, Mr Kee Ong, said the company had decided to expand its NSW operations because of its long term commitment to the Australian market.

"Synnex's strong belief in focusing on the fundamentals of distribution drives our determination to offer state-of-the-art comprehensive logistics infrastructure. In return, this can allow Synnex to exceed our customers' future expectations," Mr Ong said.

"Western Sydney is a strategic location for Synnex to cope with the growing customer demand in NSW and Queensland. The resources and support provided by government at State and local level will enable Synnex to access local and skilled talent for this advanced logistics centre."